Posts in Upgrade

July 2, 2015

Windows 10: Preparing to Upgrade One Billion Devices

By Terry Myerson

With around four weeks to go before Windows 10 becomes available, I thought it would be helpful to provide some context on how we will roll-out Windows 10 to the We’ve been really pleased with the strong response to Windows… Read more

June 1, 2015

Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29

By Terry Myerson

Today, I’m excited to share the availability date for Windows In fact, I thought I’d let Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant, share the  You can ask Cortana for the answer, or if you don’t have a Windows phone… Read more

May 13, 2014

Windows XP PCs No Longer Receiving Updates

By Brandon LeBlanc

On the second Tuesday of each month, we release updates for Windows and other products like Office through Windows Update (WU), Microsoft Update (MU), and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). This is often referred to as “Update ” These updates… Read more

September 17, 2013

Pricing and Packaging for Windows 8.1

By Brandon LeBlanc

For consumers with Windows 8 devices today, Windows will be a free update via an easy download from the Windows Store* starting on October 18th**. Windows will be a must-have update for those devices - bringing new features and improvements… Read more

January 18, 2013

Update on Windows 8 Pricing

By Brandon LeBlanc

We are seeing good momentum with Windows 8 When upgrading from Windows 7, Windows 8 has a lot to offer including a beautiful new Start screen with live tiles, plus the familiar desktop and faster startup and longer battery Today… Read more

January 8, 2013

Windows 8 – 60 Million Licenses Sold

By Brandon LeBlanc

At the 11th Annual Morgan Tech Forum at CES 2013 today, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 has sold 60 million licenses to This represents the cumulative sales of Windows 8 including… Read more

December 21, 2012

Windows in 2012

By Brandon LeBlanc

What a year! 2012 is the year we completely reimagined Windows with Windows The build-up began at CES back in January with an awesome demo of Windows 8 by Tami We released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the end… Read more